That Flat Jockey Wheel tyre

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:22
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After speaking to a friend last night on his return from a 10,000k Bushtracker journey I've decided to solid fill my jockey wheel tyre. I'm sick of pumping the thing up every few weeks or so ..... John had his filled and said " It's had a good workout and he wouldn't go back"

I dont' know if everyone has the tyre done or not but here is the info from where John R. had his done ....
The process involves letting the tyre down and while still on the rim injecting it with a rubber compound that cures solid. The cure time takes about 48hrs and the tyre is rotated during this period. It renders the tyre puncture proof and negates the need to ever put air in it again. The guys told me that they have done alot of aircraft trolley tyres for the Aust Air Force in Timor and the Aust SAS as testiment to the quality and toughness of the process.
The tyre weighs 3kg after filling therefore adding a couple of kilo which is fine considering the weight of the jockey wheel assembly.

The people to see are .... Darra Tyre Service at 5 Station Ave. Darra (Bris)
07 3375 3366 Kevin or Rodney
I have negotiated a SPECIAL PRICE for BOG members .... John paid $35.00. If you say you are from BOG the price is $30.25 including GST. for our standard 4.10/3.50-4 jockey tyre.
Those away from Bris should be able to courier it to Darra Tyre Service and back.
Regards
Anthony
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:24

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:24
Thanks for the tip, Anthony Regards Griff
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:25

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:25
All, For those located in Sydney, you can get solid fill for your jockey wheel done at Brook's Tyres, 605 Church St, Parramatta. Like others, am sick and tired of having to pump it up all the time. Phil
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:26

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:26
Update to my note about solid fill from Brook's Tyres in Parramatta (Sydney). Cost is $45, including disassembly and reassembly of jockey wheel. Takes 3 days for fill to cure. For anyone reading this subject for the 1st time, don't bother getting solid fill on an AL-KO wheel. Go the extra miles and buy a decent Maco Mule wheel..
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:27

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:27
Thanks for this info. We visited the Darra Tyre service on Monday 11/8/2003 and had the jockey wheel filled. When we said we were part of the Bushtracker group Kevin quoted $27.50 (incl GST). So there must have been a drop in rubber prices in the last few weeks! Previously, we had been quoted $55 for the same job at a tyre place in Coopers Plains. Cheers Tony and Charne
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:28

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:28
I paid $27.50 to Kevin 2 weeks ago too. I am
delighted with the result, are you ?
David
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:29

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:29
Certainly is the way to go. I'd love to have a lend of someone and ask them to pump it up. hehhehhee


Ernie


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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:30

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:30
Or given it in to a tyre repair shop and ask them
to fix the puncture !
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:31

Saturday, Apr 26, 2003 at 23:31
I bet you 20 bucks that I can drive a 4 inch nail into that tyre with 270kg on it ....pull it out and it wont go down !!!!!!! Easy money mate ..... you drive it in so I'm not using smoke and mirrors ...... whack the 20 on the a-frame first !!!!! [wink] Anthony
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